Resonant vectorial wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals

Citation
Bi. Sturman et al., Resonant vectorial wave coupling in cubic photorefractive crystals, J OPT SOC B, 17(6), 2000, pp. 985-996
Citations number
34
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Optics & Acoustics
Journal title
JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B-OPTICAL PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0740-3224 → ACNP
Volume
17
Issue
6
Year of publication
2000
Pages
985 - 996
Database
ISI
SICI code
0740-3224(200006)17:6<985:RVWCIC>2.0.ZU;2-#
Abstract
We present a theory of resonant photorefractive wave coupling in cubic phot orefractive crystals that are in general optically active. This theory incl udes the resonance enhancement of the photorefractive response in a constan t applied electric field, the influence of photoelasticity, and the spatial inhomogeneity of the light intensity. In a unified manner, it allows one t o describe the polarization and energy properties of two-wave coupling for the optical configurations relevant to experiment. Applications of the theo ry are given to photorefractive crystals of the sillenite family. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America [S0740-3224(00)00206-X].